Spice, Zest, Sweet and Sour
After 4 weeks of travelling through the regions of Italy, we find ourselves on the sun-soaked beaches of the south. Here the dishes are vibrant and bursting with flavour, with ingredients enriched by the volcanic soil, and recipes influenced by historic relationships with Spain, Greece and Africa.
Discover fiery ‘nduja sausage in Calabria
Calabria is known for its love of fiery chillies, especially in pasta, pizza and salami. Roasted hot peppers give this characteristic sizzling flavour to ‘nduja, a pork speciality of the region. Spread over our flame-baked pizza base and top with sweet Romano pepper and fresh red chilli for your own taste of Calabria.
“We’ve sourced the most authentic ‘nduja that Italy has to offer, to really make this pizza something special” Jordan, Gousto Chef
Add Calabrese Pizza With ‘Nduja to your box and get everything you need to make your own authentic tomato sauce at home from scratch.
Learn how to make almond pesto in Trapani
Hailing from the town of Trapani, this dish highlights the vibrant flavours of Sicilian cuisine. Almonds and tomatoes bring a sweetness to this pesto that is very different from its Ligurian cousin! Serve al fresco with lemon on the side for the true Italian experience.
“With just a few new ingredients you’ll transport your pesto from the north to the south of Italy” Jordan, Gousto Chef
Send your taste buds to the Italian seaside by adding Trapanese Pesto Linguine With King Prawns to your Gousto box this week.
Savour the agrodolce flavours of roasted aubergine and tomatoes in Sicily
Pasta Alla Norma is the signature dish of Sicily, reflecting the island’s historical connection with North Africa. It’s so good that it was allegedly named after the famous opera Norma and will have your taste buds singing with the subtle agrodolce (sweet and sour) flavours.
“This dish epitomises the simplicity of Sicilian food. It’s so full of flavour that it’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.” Jordan, Gousto Chef
To get hold of this recipe for yourself, look out for Sicilian Pasta Alla Norma With Aubergine on this week’s menu.
Find out more about our exciting new range of 15 recipes over 6 weeks on our Journey Through Italy.